Spartacus & Phrygia’s Margaret Severin-Hansen and Marcelo Martinez Steal the Show from The Firebird at the Carolina Ballet

Carolina Ballet will will conclude its two-week run of Igor Stravinsky's Firebird & A Tribute to Russian Ballet & Its Composers on Sept. 29th and 30th in Raleigh's A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater (photo by Armes Photography)

The Carolina Ballet’s 2018-19 season opened on Thursday, Sept. 20th, with Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird & A Tribute to Russian Ballet & Its Composers. The diverse ballets are currently being performed in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, with performances running through Sunday, Sept. 30th. Although listed… Continue reading Spartacus & Phrygia’s Margaret Severin-Hansen and Marcelo Martinez Steal the Show from The Firebird at the Carolina Ballet

The Carolina Ballet’s Stunning, Not-to-Be-Missed Serenade Dazzles on April 26-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Carolina Ballet will stage George Balanchine's Serenade April 26-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Even though we cover the Carolina Ballet regularly, we seldom get a peek behind the scenes like a dress rehearsal. On Wednesday night, we were treated to a spectacularly danced ballet with high octane, an incredible intensity, and emotional impact. Though the title ballet, choreographed to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade, is George Balanchine’s first dance… Continue reading The Carolina Ballet’s Stunning, Not-to-Be-Missed Serenade Dazzles on April 26-29 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

Ravel Is the Star of Carolina Ballet’s World Premiere of Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Boléro: A Day at the Beach

Three pieces by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), the famous French composer whose best-known composition is Boléro (1928), anchor the latest offering from the Carolina Ballet on March 8-25 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, NC’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The evening celebrates another artist, as well: the French painter and sculptor… Continue reading Ravel Is the Star of Carolina Ballet’s World Premiere of Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Boléro: A Day at the Beach

Celebrate Halloween with Carolina Ballet’s Spooky Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Haunted Tales in Fletcher Opera Theater

The Carolina Ballet is officially my favorite destination in the Triangle for a classy, artistic, gorgeous version of the usually icky, spooky, gross Halloween festivities. This year’s choice to celebrate their 20th anniversary season with three appropriate yet not-the-usual-Dracula ballets is a great one, and the nearly full house for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow… Continue reading Celebrate Halloween with Carolina Ballet’s Spooky Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Haunted Tales in Fletcher Opera Theater

Old and New Carolina Ballet Stars Twinkle Brightly in The Ugly Duckling and Three Other Ballets in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater

The Carolina Ballet will present Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling, choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, on Sept. 14-Oct. 1 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh

The 20th season of the Carolina Ballet of Raleigh, NC might prove to be its most interesting one yet, artistic director Robert Weiss told the audience on opening night of The Ugly Duckling. “We have a mix of new and old,” he reported. Ballets in the 2017-18 season include the gorgeous Weiss-choreographed Messiah; the Valentine’s… Continue reading Old and New Carolina Ballet Stars Twinkle Brightly in The Ugly Duckling and Three Other Ballets in A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater